The United States and Russia must pressure Israel to submit its chemical weapons so they can be eliminated, a political commentator from Washington says.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed on Saturday to destroy Syria™s chemical weapons by mid-2014. Damascus says the weapons are deterrent to Israel™s nuclear arsenal.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel on Sunday to inform the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the agreement.
The agreement between the US and Russia is œvery insufficient” because they did not request Israel, which has the most weapons of mass destruction in the region, to submit its chemical weapons to international authority, Dr. Randy Short said.
Short said that Israel, which possesses nuclear weapons, refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty on nuclear weapons or NPT.
œI™m very concerned that there™s so much worry about Syria and so very little worry about what Israel has, which is far more destructive.”
The US government blamed the Syrian government for an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus last month against militants. President Assad strongly denied the allegations.
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